17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + train:  18​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atomium as well as Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Abbaye de la Cambre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels online attractions planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In April, Brussels is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You've added Historic Centre of Brugge, Belfry of Bruges, Stadhuis, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

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Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Ghent City Center, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Floralia - Spring Flower Show
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Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes European Museum Schengen. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), make a trip to Place Guillaume II, see the interesting displays at European Museum Schengen, steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vianden, then learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, then examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and finally make a trip to Place d'Armes.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, European Museum Schengen, Chateau de Vianden
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Little Venice has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Musee du Jouet, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Martin.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colmar day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxembourg City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colmar: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vieille Ville, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

2
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chartreuse de Champmol et Puits de Moise, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, walk along Owl's Trail, then examine the collection at Mulot & Petitjean, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art Sacre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fromagerie Gaugry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, make a trip to Rue Des Forges, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Elus, then contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dijon trip planner .

Traveling by train from Colmar to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Dijon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Fromagerie Gaugry
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Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne ©
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Île de la Cité, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de l'Orangerie and Atelier des Lumieres. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Conciergerie.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Getting from Dijon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Groot Begijnhof, Manneken Pis and Town Hall (Stadhuis). On the 19th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, then step into the grandiose world of Arenberg Castle, then steep yourself in history at Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally stop by Passion Chocolat.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Leuven
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